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Analysts expect Sprint to bleed 879K handset subs alone in Q2 amid network upgrade troubles

Sprint is likely going to report brutal subscriber losses in the second quarter, according to financial analysts. That will be largely the result of Sprint's 3G CDMA network upgrade, which has temporarily resulted in degraded service as the carrier works to improve coverage, call quality and network speeds. In response, the analysts said, Sprint will likely cut prices in the near term to remain competitive.

Verizon's Q2 subscriber growth driven largely by 1.15M postpaid tablet additions

Verizon Wireless surged back to subscriber growth in the second quarter, though the vast majority of its roughly 1.4 million new subscribers in the period purchased tablets, not phones.

Netflix revenue climbs to $1.34B, company reaches 50M subscriber mark globally

Netflix's overall revenues surged around 25 percent year over year to $1.34 billion in the second quarter, and the company's profits more than doubled during that period, from $29 million to $71 million. 

Report: Verizon has the most customers paying more than $100 on average

Wireless carriers have largely shifted to charging customers based on how much data they use, with voice and texting becoming unlimited commodities, and Verizon Wireless has come out on top in that business model, according to a new survey. According to a report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, Verizon has the most customers paying more than $100 per month on average.

MVNO Red Pocket Mobile planning device financing options, launches digital check support

Red Pocket Mobile, an MVNO that supports service from AT&T Mobility, Sprint and T-Mobile US, is evaluating plans to support device financing payment options. Such plans would allow customers to pay for their devices in monthly installments rather than in one lump sum.

YouTube's value to advertisers touted by Google execs

Reports that YouTube's audience growth is stagnating didn't dissuade Google executives from touting its benefits to advertisers as a key player in growing their digital campaigns.

NFL Sunday Ticket streaming-only package updates tiers, adds 10 universities to eligibility

Want to subscribe to NFL Sunday Ticket without carrying a DirecTV subscription as well? This could be your lucky season. The satellite provider is offering NFLSundayTicket.tv in three tiers starting at $199.99--with certain restrictions.

Consumers have no love for online video's cruddy, repetitive commercials, study says

Those who have spent any time watching ad-supported online video are painfully familiar with the grueling amount of repeat ads they're subjected to. And a new Strata Marketing survey concurs, finding that a big chunk of consumers consider OTT ads more annoying than television ads.

YouTube might play matchmaker to Hollywood, online video talent

With competitors big and small looking to carve away pieces of YouTube's audience, the Google-owned service may be taking a new tack: matching Hollywood producers with its top-tier video talent, and investing directly in original programming which results from those unions.

Lowenstein's View: 10 'Uncarrier' offerings I'd like to see… What are yours?

T-Mobile cleverly coined the term "uncarrier" to market its maverick moves, changing the game in several aspects of mobile services over the past eighteen months. As the market becomes more competitive, and as the delta between the traditional levers of price, network, device, and value-added services continues to narrow, it is an interesting exercise to consider other "outside the box" moves that wireless operators might initiate.  So, here's my contribution of ten 'uncarrier' moves I'd like to see.